I believe that there is no perfect relationship. No matter how much you and your partner love each other, there will come a time when both of you will have to face and overcome different kinds of relationship struggles. The process of overcoming those struggles is very important because that is when you actually see how much your partner cares and wants to stay in that relationship. Therefore, it is very important to recognize those problems and learn how to overcome them before it’s too late.
The relationship struggles:
Lack of intimacy
One of the biggest problems in every relationship is lack of intimacy. I believe that a relationship can’t survive without it. Every relationship needs both physical and emotional intimacy; one can’t go without the other. If you don’t have both kinds of intimacy with your partner, it will get tricky. In my opinion, this is the biggest relationship struggle. In order to reach both physical and emotional intimacy with your partner, you have to trust your partner in every possible way but also you have to love yourself first. You have to love yourself first in order to be able to truly love your partner. There is no love without intimacy, but it goes both ways, there is no intimacy without love.
Honesty is also a big part of a relationship. If you are not honest with your partner, you can’t expect him to be honest with you. If you feel like you have to lie about something or hide something from your partner, there is no way that that person is the right person for you. And if you can’t be yourself in a relationship, what’s the point then? Don’t change for anyone, unless it’s for the better. You need to grow as a person, but not as a person you’re not. Honesty is the only way to build trust and respect in your relationship.
Lack of communication
Lack of communication or miscommunication is a very common problem in a relationship. We are witnesses of a rapid technological development, there are thousands of ways to communicate nowadays but nothing compares to having a face-to-face conversation. That is the most important part of every relationship. You need to communicate with your partner, listen, understand, talk, that is the only way to overcome any problem you have. Relationship struggles are the product of not communicating with your partner.
There is one problem that every relationship has in common – jealousy. Some people are jealous of their partner’s success; some of them are jealous and full of doubt when it comes to other people. Whatever the case is, there is nothing good about jealousy in a relationship and one has to learn how to be happy and support their partner, otherwise, that person is simply selfish and toxic and will never be happy in a relationship, no matter who the partner is.
Many couples in their relationships have certain sexual problems. There will come the time in every relationship when partners simply face the loss of sex drive. That is a very common problem and can only be solved by putting a lot of effort and time in it. In my opinion, it is actually one of the easiest problems to solve in a relationship, because if you love your partner, if you enjoy spending time with your partner, sexual problems you have are probably just temporary. You just need to be innovative and find some new and interesting ways to spice up your sex life.
Lack of support
Mutual support is something every good relationship needs. Lack of support can create some serious problems in your relationship and that is why you need to support your partner, especially if your partner is doing something that truly makes him/her happy. That is the only way your partner can develop and grow as a person. This is also a two-way street. If you are doing something that makes you happy, your partner has to support you in every possible way.
Cheating and violence
Also, there are two things that are deal breakers for me: cheating and violence. I don’t really care about the reason why a certain person cheated, that is simply a no-go. The violent person wants to hurt or damage someone or something. Unfortunately, violence and abuse are very common problems in relationships. Many victims try to hide the problem they have and that is the last thing they should do. If your partner is being violent or abusive, you have only one option then: end that relationship and do everything that is in your power to put that jerk behind bars.
In order to maintain a happy relationship, there has to be mutual trust, honesty and lots of communication. Your relationship will never be in a good place if you don’t have those three things. Sure, it takes a lot of effort to overcome these relationship struggles and have a happy relationship but if you genuinely love someone, it is worth it.